(VIDEO) GAME Interview with Shira Lazar on What’s Trending 8/23/11, the day his new album released on Myspace.com, DeSTORM “Rapping Movie Titles” performance & BIG SEAN on next Tues!
GAME: “There will be tweets in the future that will make headlines”
written by: Douglas Sarine
Game is a two-time Grammy nominated rapper whose debut album “The Documentary” has sold over 2.5 million copies. His new project “The RED Album” is out and full of collaboration with new artists and old friends.
Game, grew up in the Compton area of Los Angeles and was a member of the infamous gang The Bloods. Game got into rap after recovering in the hospital from a gang fight. He is now an international artist who has worked with such hip-hop greats as Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
When talking about the current state of hip-hip Game explained that music constantly changes and that currently it seems like it belongs to pop culture, but that he tries to stay grounded. Game, describe himself as a chameleon, but clarified that he still tries to “stay true to who I am.”
Game’s recent controversy surrounding a tweet from his account that gave the number of the Compton Sheriffs Department trended last week. Game told us that it was someone else playing a joke using his phone that sent the tweet. And when asked if he was worried about his phone being a dangerous weapon Game quipped, “I’m not worried. My charges have been dropped.”
He went on to explain that he thinks the reason they let him go was because there is no law against social networking, but that he suspect they will soon develop one.
“I’m pretty sure they got a team of experts working on how to lock you up for tweeting,” Game said.
When asked what people could expect from his new “RED album” Game joked, “Expect me to be on the cover and definitely expect me to be on it.” I guess to find out the real story, you’ll have to buy the album, available on MySpace.
Rapper/singer/songwriter, DeStorm Power came to the What’s Trending studio and got the audience bumping with a live performance of his viral hit “Rapping Movie Titles.”
DeStorm is known for his amazing YouTube channel where he does everything from original songs to the most original sounding covers you’ve ever heard. He’s reached the landmark recently of one million subscribers and is consistently sought for collaborations by creative peers and major brands.
Power is also famous for accepting “challenges” from his audience and accomplishing them by turning them into remarkable songs. The “Rapping Movie Titles” song he performed in the What’s Trending studio came from a fan who asked him to make a song about his life using 50 movie titles. DeStorm took it up a notch by using over 100.
When asked about the difference between his independent YouTube model and working for a traditional music label Power said, “I enjoy what I do cause I can put the music out when I want. I don’t have to wait for anybody.”
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